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Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for The Lotus Seed

Use The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Told from a granddaughter's perspective, The Lotus Seed is a poignant story about a girl who immigrates to America during World War II and carries a lotus seed with her as a memory of her home in Vietnam. You can use The Lotus Flower to teach students of different reading levels how making connections, retelling, and visualizing can help enhance comprehension of an unfamiliar topic or setting.

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About the Book

Title: The Lotus Seed
Author: Sherry Garland
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Themes: Family, Perseverance, Cultural Diversity
ISBN: 9780613023498
Publisher's Summary:
"My grandmother saw the emperor cry the day he lost his golden dragon throne." So begins Sherry Garland's emotional tale of a Vietnamese family forced to flee from their homeland to escape a devastating civil war. Set against a background of historical events, "The Lotus Seed" thoughtfully portrays refugees who have adapted to a different way of life in a new country without losing touch with their cultural heritage. Theirs is an American story about the continuity of family and culture.
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